18-year-old tackles a huge global problem – water purity

Perry created a first of its kind fully renewable carbon nano tube filter that can remove over 99% of toxic heavy metals such as mercury and lead from industrial and domestic waste water. This discovery is of significance to people in both developing and developed worlds as soluble heavy metals can cause serious health disorders when investigated… 

Perhaps the best part of this story is that Perry has decided to make his project open source, so that other researchers around the world can pick up his work and make further improvements without worrying about infringing on his patents…

Perry Alagappan was awarded the Stockholm Junior Water Prize at World Water Week for this invention. He also won an AXA Achievement Scholarship. He was accepted to study at Stanford, and began working on his undergraduate Pre-engineering degree there this fall.

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